settle a lawsuit


: to end a lawsuit before the court makes a decision about it
They agreed to pay $100,000 to settle the lawsuit.

Examples of settle a lawsuit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Orange County Fire Authority quietly paid a $580,000 settlement last year to its former communications director to settle a lawsuit alleging a systematic pattern of chauvinistic harassment, according to court records. Scott Schwebke, Orange County Register, 21 May 2024 Officials in Riverside County did not bring charges against any of the deputies involved in the encounter with the man, Christopher Zumwalt, 39, but quietly agreed in December 2023 to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by his family. Christopher Damien, New York Times, 18 May 2024 On Wednesday, the City Council voted to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Baggett’s family members. — TRANSIT TRAUMA: Days after hundreds of Metro bus drivers staged a sick-out protesting safety concerns, L.A.’s transit network continued to experience a string of violent behavior. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2024 In April, New York City agreed to pay $28 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Nicholas Feliciano, a young man with a history of mental illness who suffered severe brain damage after attempting to hang himself on Rikers Island — as correctional officers stood by. Glenn Thrush Carlos Javier Ortiz, New York Times, 5 May 2024 After all, Amazon did settle a lawsuit with the FTC about its smart doorbell company Ring to the tune of $5.8 million. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, 11 Apr. 2024 In 2008, for instance, the Justice Department agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle a lawsuit by Army scientist Steven Hatfill, who was falsely identified as a person of interest in the 2001 anthrax attacks. Alanna Durkin Richer, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2024 In 2023, the food-delivery app GrubHub agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit regarding hidden fees. Jenn McMillen, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 More than three years later, Walgreens has agreed to pay $205,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the EEOC on Doe’s behalf. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2024

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“Settle a lawsuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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